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Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills Training Resources

Useful tips and tools to help you present more confidently in English.

Speak Inspire Empower by Mark Robinson

Speak, Inspire, Empower by Mark Robinson

A very practical hands-on book about how to present clearly and with impact from Mark Robinson, a software engineer turned TED speaker. Easy to read with lots of exercises so you can apply the learning to your own presentation scenario.

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds - Janice Haywood

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds

Presentation Zen has become a classic in presentation and public speaking material. It is well known that to be successful business presenter you need to be concise, impactful and get to the point quickly. Garr Reynolds embraces this concept in an original way by linking buddist concepts to slide design, presentation preparation and how you deliver your talk.

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How To Give a Persuasive Presentation

Many presentations are designed to persuade an audience to adopt a different point of view or to take some type of action. As far back as 2000 years ago, Aristotle advocated incorporating certain elements into a talk to make it as persuasive as possible and we see these elements all the time in today’s famous TED talks. This infographic summarises the five things you should include in your presentation if you are aiming at persuasion.

Repetition Patterns (3)

Repetition is a simple but powerful way to get your message across. In this example of ‘Powerful Presentation Language’ I show you how to replace a statement with a question then echo the question in the answer for great impact.

Repetition Patterns (2)

Repetition is a simple but powerful way to get your message across. In this example of ‘Powerful Presentation Language’ I show you how you can create impact by using a pause in addition to the repetition of one word.

12 tips for giving a technical presentation to a non-technical audience

Many people with technical expertise find it difficult to communicate their knowledge in a way that is easy to understand for non-technical listeners. In this cheat sheet we give you insights and practical tips on how to approach this type of presentation with success. We show you how to translate your technical information into real meaning for your audience, meaning that impacts on their work and life.

Presentation Planner Checklist

Creating and designing a presentation can be quite a complex process and involves many stages. Make sure you have completed the following actions at the content preparation stage, when speaking and when you finally arrive at the venue.

10 ways to create brilliant PowerPoint slides

Without a doubt, you and your content are the most important part of the presentation but if you are able to create slides that have great impact and totally support your message, then you will have your audience totally captivated.
Here are 10 ways you can do that.

Presentation Mindset

In this infographic we highlight the four main areas that influence your presentation performance mindset; fear, beliefs, self-worth and nerves. Make sure you pay attention to this very important part of your preparation for when you speak in public.

Signposting Phrases and Linking Language

In your presentation it is good to use phrases that act as signposts to indicate to your audience where you are going. Saying what you are going to do before you do it creates space for the audience to assimilate your previous message. Signposting phrases act as ‘verbal paragraphs’ in your speaking.

10 ways to deal with presentation nerves

There’s no doubt about it, we all get nervous before a presentation. Know that a little bit of nervousness is a good thing, it gives you adrenalin to perform well. Think of your nerves as your ‘presentation muscles that are waiting to be exercised. That said, here are some ways to help you cope with those nerves.

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